Preserve

Preserve

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalms 16:1) Life preserver! Flawless picture of our God and how he encircles us with his own life-saving reinforcement. Though “preserve” seems like an odd, old-fashioned word that rarely pops into our conversations or...
Helper

Helper

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:8) Heavy-hearted and under siege, we hunker down and hide, fearful of the onslaught from the enemy intent on our destruction. At the very least, he plots to capture us in his cavern of...
Backyard Pulpit

Backyard Pulpit

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalm 16:1) The racket emanating from my backyard escalated, forcing me to abandon my task and discover what could possibly be creating such uproar. With the rumbling of thunder as backdrop, I peered through the light...
Prayer for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone; and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10) Dear Father, We acknowledge that...
Presence

Presence

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4) The gray sky sagged over the ocean as if burdened by its bundles of low, soggy clouds. Our grandchildren didn’t notice that the sun...